It was the year 20XX and Earth had finally achieved
an extended period of peace. Wily had since vanished,
permitting the world to once again focus on other matters:
science, progress, and the ever growing relationship
between humans and robots. However, Mega Man, now wary
of true everlasting piece, recruited eight willing robot
masters and began training them; if evil should dare
arise, his team, the Rock Force, would be there to stop it.
To aid Mega Man's coaching, Dr. Light created an
assitant for Mega Man, Justice Man. This robot, despite
being its own entity, matched Mega Man physically
in every way and was programmed with a similar sense
of justice. Mega Man grew to call Justice Man brother
and the two became inseperable over the course of
the Rock Force's development.
One day, while the Rock Force was busy training, a
mysterious energy surge occured at a nearby
hydroelectric facility, corrupting many of the robots
working there. These robots immediately began antagonizing
the human workers, prompting Mega Man and Justice Man
to intervene. Mega Man, feeling his team was not yet
ready for the task, instructed his team to stay behind
while he and Justice Man handled the situation.
When Mega Man and Justice Man arrived, they discovered
that the human workers had evacuated the plant safely.
Believing all the hostile robots to be neutralized,
Justice Man was about to sound the all clear, until
a rogue Robot Master, Shock Man, attacked him from
behind. With Justice Man damaged and incapacitated,
Mega Man had to subdue the robot alone. Thankfully,
he was successful, but Justice Man had been damaged
in an unusual manner.
While the robots at the plant were being repaired and
reconditioned to continue work, Dr. Light worked
tirelessly on restoring Justice Man. Unfortunately,
while Justice Man's bodily functions were not irreparably
damaged, his mental matrix had been permanently altered.
Dr. Light could not yet surmise how this would affect
him, but advised Mega Man to keep an eye open.
Six months later, another incident occured, even more
curious than the last. This time, eight robot masters
were rallying against their creators, chasing humans
away from their territories and refusing to work.
Mega Man, feeling his team had finally completed its
training, sent the Rock Force out to capture these
rebels and unravel their mysterious behavior. However,
once Justice Man and the rest of the team had been sent
away, communications were lost. When none from his
team updated his progress, Mega Man knew he had to
investigate the matter for himself and rescue his
friends, which he assumed were being held against their
will. Thus began Mega Man's quest to defeat eight
of the world's most mysterious robot masters.